The Daily Iowan

County officials to grow 4-H

REBECCA MORIN

July 21, 2014

Filed under News

As cattle lined each side of a small warehouse, Moriah Johnson stayed close to her large, brown cow, making sure it stayed hydrated at the Johnson County Fair on Monday. Moriah, who has been involved in 4-H for approximately...

Not sagging yet on RAGBRAI

TYLER FINCHUM

July 21, 2014

Filed under News

Tyler Finchum, a staffer at The Daily Iowan, will write about his first RAGBRAI experience for the rest of the week. This first installment recaps his first two days on the road. EMMETSBURG, Iowa — For those of you who don&rs...

School Board selects Townsend

MICHAEL KADRIE

July 21, 2014

Filed under News

There will be a new face at the Iowa City School Board business meeting today. In a special meeting on Monday, Orville Townsend Sr. was unanimously voted to fill the board’s seventh seat. He will fill the seat vacated...

‘Local Tunes’ host signs off

JUSTUS FLAIR

July 21, 2014

Filed under News

Iowa City musicians know Tuesdays from 10 p.m. to midnight are reserved for one thing: “Local Tunes” on KRUI. For the last five years, Jason Larson has hosted the show he created, but now he’s stepping down....

Affordable housing not affordable

PAUL OSGERBY

July 21, 2014

Filed under News

Correspondence between local attorney Rockne Cole and city staff has been released to the public concerning source funding for five proposed units of “affordable” housing in downtown Iowa City’s newest high-rise,...

Hawks in the NFL: Ex-Hawks have chances in NFL

CHARLES GREEN

July 21, 2014

Filed under Sports

Anthony Hitchens will try to fill void for Cowboys When Sean Lee tore his ACL in mini-camp, the Dallas Cowboys were left with a gigantic hole at middle linebacker. The veteran Pro-Bowler was the leader of the Cowboys&rsqu...

Adjustment the name of the game for incoming Hawkeyes

ERIN ERICKSON

July 21, 2014

Filed under Sports

High-school athletes commit a lot of time and energy refining their skills and technique before they transition to college, where they will be awakened by an entirely new level of challenge and competition. In addition to being...

Swimming and diving championships a huge score for Iowa and community

CHARLES GREEN

July 21, 2014

Filed under Sports

The 2014-15 men’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships will be held at the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center, marking a huge accomplishment for the University of Iowa. “It’s a high-profile meet,”...

Melin to play professionally

DI STAFF

July 21, 2014

Filed under Sports

Former Iowa soccer player Alex Melin is headed overseas. The recent Iowa graduate will sign a professional contract with AFC Ajax in the Netherlands. Melin started every game she played during her four-year career at Iowa, finishing...

Divers advance to national diving championships

DI STAFF

July 21, 2014

Filed under Sports

Iowa divers Addison Boschult and Lydia Lehnert will compete in the AT&T National Diving Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee, from Aug. 12-17. Boschult’s fifth-place finish in the quarterfinals at the Zone A national...

Editorial: Drop in the number of Statehouse reporters harms public interest

DI EDITORIAL STAFF

July 21, 2014

Filed under Opinions

For several decades, the role of the news media was very clearly to keep the government and other powerful interests in check. Journalists covered hard-hitting news, conducted investigations, and generally sought to serve the...

Armstrong’s RAGBRAI appearance more than welcome

MIKAEL MULUGETA

July 21, 2014

Filed under Opinions

RAGBRAI is a bicycle-touring event that will take place Sunday through Saturday. The event will turn 42 years old this year and will welcome back polarizing cyclist Lance Armstrong. This will be Armstrong’s sixth ride with...